A friend's bountiful garden.
My friend has just bought a house nearby us, with a large established garden. Eleven different fruit trees I think we counted. Her life is rather busy at the moment, which means no time for the garden and all the things it's producing . So I'm taking it upon myself to see that nothing goes to waste :)
One very large rhubarb plant this week has turned into 4 jars of stewed rhubarb, 12 cups of sliced rhubarb to go into the freezer (for using later in baking and quite possibly strawberry and rhubarb jam) ...
and one batch of rhubarb muffins (using this recipe).
I think it's a pretty good relationship we have going really. She provides the fruit, I do the labour, and we split the results.
I'm thinking about her HUGE plum tree as I type this, covered in little green plums. It's going to be a mammoth task, but I think I'm up to it. I'm thinking mainly bottled whole plums, some stewed, a bit of jam, and maybe some kind of chutney. I had better start collecting up jars.